Classic FTP LIST directory traversal

classicftp-list-directory-traversal (43230) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Classic FTP could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by an error in the FTP client. By persuading a victim to download a directory containing a file with "dot dot" sequences using forward-slash or backslash characters (../ or ..\) in the filename via the LIST command, an attacker could traverse directories and write arbitrary files to the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • NCH Software Web site: Classic FTP Website Maintenance Software.
  • vuln.sg Vulnerability Research Advisory 2008-06-20: Classic FTP FTP-Client Directory Traversal Vulnerability.
  • BID-29846: Classic FTP 'LIST' Command Directory Traversal Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2894: Directory traversal vulnerability in the FTP client in NCH Software Classic FTP 1.02 for Windows allows remote FTP servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a response to a LIST command, a related issue to CVE-2002-1345.
  • SA30708: Classic FTP Directory Download Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • NCH Software Classic FTP 1.02

Reported:

Jun 20, 2008

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